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Old 02-26-2013, 09:41 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Rob knows his stuff. Go with it. Lots of MC owners on the forum who will testify to the fun quotient with the kappas.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:42 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Rob, thanks for the reply.

The car sounds like it would be great, esp for her as she can not master a stick...try as she might

The price he is asking me would be well in that range
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:45 AM   #33 (permalink)
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What is a kappa ?

Would it be too difficult to find a servicing dealer in the Eastern Tennessee-North Georgia-North Carolina area??
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:49 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I resemble that remark, I have a 2010 TCH Camry now for 3 years, a hybrid to boot, NOT one mind ya, NOT 1 problem or failure to date..
But I bet if you went on the Camry forum, you'd find a whole litany of problems that people are having.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:50 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Generic name for the Sky/Solstice platforms during its development. Kappa is some funny greek letter or something. Any GM dealer CAN do the work. Finding a good one that cares more about customers than pushing metal is the hard part.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:10 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Kappa is Greek for "K" and as Bella stated was the "code name" for the Solstice/Sky/Opel GT during development at GM.

As for the dealer question - Bella hit it again. I believe GM will steer you toward a Buick/GMC dealer but I don't know if that is to just "balance" the workload among dealers. Finding a good one that will listen to you is paramount.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:34 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Learning good stuff already, thanks.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:31 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Good info;
Pontiac Solstice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

To better appreciate the concept to production story in 18 months;
The Solstice Book (Gary Wizenburg).

My 2 cents, in a few years folks will be looking/wanting GXPs, manuals. Mainly because manufacturers will say offering manuals is getting more and more difficult to make a business case for (along with direct shift gear (DSG) becoming more accepted). Exception may/will be the traditional, premium, performance car crowd.

Note; above statement isn't about value as much as the continuing market decline for manuals. Similar to the decline of convertible in the 70s, 80s. Then when the public demanded them again the auto industry (pounced on it) used it as an opportunity to charge an additional premium for them.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:01 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Would it be too difficult to find a servicing dealer in the Eastern Tennessee-North Georgia-North Carolina area??
GM Kappa platform - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kappa was General Motors' subcompact rear-wheel drive automobile platform for roadster applications. The architecture debuted in the 2006 Pontiac Solstice and 2007 Saturn Sky, and ended production in 2009.

Kappa uses an independent suspension, short-long arm type, in front and rear. The Ecotec Family II engine is widely used, as is a 5-speed manual transmission. A 5-speed automatic has been available since January 2006.
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The Solstice is IRS, no idea, wow.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:52 PM   #41 (permalink)
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If people have second thoughts about buying a Solstice,
they really shouldn't get one.

After all that folks here went through waiting for their cars a few years ago
it's most amusing seeing potential owners sitting on the fence.
on both! I waited well over a year for my Sky RL.....I looked seriously at the Solstice but really wanted the Sky RL, so I waited and waited... and if I had it to do all over again, I'd still do it again ... in a heart beat!
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:32 PM   #42 (permalink)
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One of the reasons we have one of each!
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What is a kappa ?

Would it be too difficult to find a servicing dealer in the Eastern Tennessee-North Georgia-North Carolina area??
I'd take the twistes from Copperhill to DDM Works in Greenville SC.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:46 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I'd take the twistes from Copperhill to DDM Works in Greenville SC.
Only 160 miles away.

What is DDM Works?
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:59 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Only 160 miles away.

What is DDM Works?
They are a supporting vendor and have done a lot for this platform

DDMWorks - Automotive Performance Specialists

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